the firebird from the firebird / the tutu project at the design exchange by wyn ♥ lok, via Flickr

the firebird from the firebird / the tutu project at the design exchange by wyn ♥ lok, via Flickr

Tutu worn by Margot Fonteyn as The Firebird in the Sadler's Wells Ballet production of 'The Firebird' (1954)

Tutu worn by Margot Fonteyn as The Firebird in the Sadler's Wells Ballet production of 'The Firebird' (1954)

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The Magical Kingdom of Russian Folklore – Part One

Michel Fokine and Tamara Karsavina in the original performance of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, 1910. Costumes by Léon Bakst.

Michel Fokine and Tamara Karsavina in the original performance of Stravinsky’s The Firebird, 1910. Costumes by Léon Bakst.

The Tale of the Firebird by Gennady Spirin.      http://book-graphics.blogspot.ru/2013/01/the-tale-of-firebird-by-gennady-spirin_1660.html#more

The Tale of the Firebird by Gennady Spirin. http://book-graphics.blogspot.ru/2013/01/the-tale-of-firebird-by-gennady-spirin_1660.html#more

The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

The firebird is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

Detail of a costume for a Knight in The Firebird, designed by Alexandre Golovine, 1910. Museum no. S.5321:1,2-2009

Detail of a costume for a Knight in The Firebird, designed by Alexandre Golovine, 1910. Museum no. S.5321:1,2-2009

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